Incredible Jack review (iOS / Universal)

June 18, 2013

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10 word description: Classic 2D platformer. 37 levels. Permanent upgrades. Boss fights. Game Center.

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10 word review: Slick, derivative fun. Extremely pretty, entertaining levels, great controls. Recommended.

3rd gen Touch screen

3rd gen Touch screen

You will like this if you enjoy: Super Mario / Donkey Kong Country / Sonic the Hedgehog. Classic platform games.

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The good news: Consistently high performance, even on 3rd gen Touch. Never crashed once in entire play-through. Responsive, reliable, well positioned controls. Very nice graphics. Sounds aren’t annoying. Solid level designs with a great variety of enemies and environmental hazards. Difficult in places but never overly frustrating. IAPs are completely unnecessary and can be ignored. This game is a lot of fun. iCloud sync of progress, including coins collected.

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The bad news: It’s really hard to find fault with this. Arguably, everything here has been done before but the end result is a lot more than just a bunch of cobbled together platform game cliches.

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Arcadelife verdict: I played this right through to the end, thoroughly enjoying it. It’s still installed on my iPad and 4th gen Touch and I often go back and replay a level or two just for fun. I was very surprised that it ran flawlessly on my old 3rd gen Touch!

Another 3rd gen Touch screen

Another 3rd gen Touch screen

Overall, this is loads of fun and should particularly appeal to anyone still hoping for a full-featured Mario style game on iOS.

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Arcadelife rating

Presentation – 9.5/10
Visuals – 9/10
Controls – 9.5/10
Content – 9/10
Fun – 9/10
Final rating – 9/10


Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
iTunes link

Chillingo / Incredible Jack website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
3rd gen iPod Touch (iOS 5.1.1)
4th gen iPod Touch (iOS 6.0.1)
1st gen iPad (iOS 5.1.1)
4th gen iPad (iOS 6.0.1)

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